Category: Africa

Lucara Recovers 1,758-carat Diamond From Karowe

Lucara Diamond Corp. announced the recovery of a 1,758-carat diamond from its 100% owned Karowe Diamond Mine located in Botswana. One of the largest diamonds in recorded history, the largest diamond recovered in Botswana, and...

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Avesoro Going Underground at New Liberty in Liberia

Avesoro Resources has reported positive results from a prefeasibility study (PFS) of its New Liberty gold operations in Liberia, including plans to transition from open-pit to underground mining. The plan to go underground at...

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Marange Will Open New Exploration Zones

By Gavin Du Venage, South African Editor CAPETOWN, South Africa—Zimbabwe is moving to bring the Marange diamond field back into full production by opening new exploration zones and entering into partnerships with mining...

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Rio Tinto Approves $463M Investment in Zulti South

Rio Tinto has approved the next stage in the development of Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) in South Africa through the construction of the Zulti South project. The $463 million — including Rio Tinto’s share of $343 million —...

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B2Gold Expanding Fekola Mine in Mali

B2Gold has started a project to increase processing throughput at its Fekola gold mine in southwest Mali from the current base rate of 6 million metric tons per year (mt/y) to 7.5 million mt/y. The expansion is based on an...

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Endeavour’s Ity CIL Project Pours First Gold

Endeavour Mining’s Ity carbon-in-leach (CIL) project in Côte d’Ivoire poured its first gold on March 18, ahead of schedule and under budget. The initial pour yielded approximately 1,800 ounces (oz) of gold. CIL processing at Ity...

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Vedanta Zinc Starts Gamsberg Mine

By Gavin du Venage, South African Editor The Gamsberg zinc mine in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province has now officially launched. The US$400 million project has a life of mine of 13 years and will produce 4 million tons per...

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Orion to Redevelop Prieska Mine

A scoping study has confirmed that Phase 1 of Orion Minerals’ Prieska zinc-copper project in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa could become a significant low-cost producer of zinc and copper concentrates. The study...

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